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Officer Fired After Tasing Unarmed Elderly Man in Wheelchair

A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after it was found his use of his taser on an unarmed 65-year-old man bound to a wheelchair was "inappropriate."

Woman In Wheelchair Shovels The Snow And Blows Us Away

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The record snow in Massachusetts has met its match. From her motorized wheelchair, Crystal Evans of Braintree has shoveled snow for more than 100 hours since January, WCVB reported. Holding the shovel between her footrests, she becomes a human snowplow -- and inspires others to pitch in. Show More Summary

Despicable Memes

There is an Internet meme I despise. It is a photograph of a woman struggling out of her wheelchair to fetch a bottle from a liquor store shelf. It always appears with a caption calling this a “miracle” and it always attracts a slew of “LMAO!!!!” comments about disabled people “faking” our disabilities. Show More Summary

Motherboard [Comic]

Poor Timmy! Now tell me, why in most stories we hear, Timmy is always the one who has it the worst? Timmy is in a wheelchair, Timmy fell down the well, etc… TIMMAY! [Source: Caps off Please Comics | Like “Caps Off Please” on Facebook] The post Motherboard [Comic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

This robot bear nurse lifts patients into their wheelchairs

Giant robot bears are coming for our senior citizens — coming to help them get into their wheelchairs.It's called ROBEAR and it was developed by scientists at RIKEN, a Japanese research university, and the Sumitomo Riko manufacturing company. Weighing in at 308 pounds, ROBEAR is pretty big for a robot.

South Gate mayor who could take a punch — and a bullet — is stepping down

"Hammerin' Hank" rolled his wheelchair down a slick hallway and struggled to open a door to the handsome Art-Deco council chamber of South Gate's City Hall.

New York Fashion Week Features Model with Down’s Syndrome, Models in Wheelchairs

Who says all models are tall and thin? While many models of yesteryear most definitely fit a certain mold, today the industry is introducing a new, unique set of models that are hitting the runway. Earlier this week, we caught wind that Jamie Brewer, actress and advocate, strutted down the catwalk at New York Fashion [...]Show More Summary

A Class Of Special Needs Children Create A Wheelchair For An Adorable Bunny That Cannot Hop

A bunny that lost the ability to hop has a new wheelchair that gives him mobility thanks to a group of very special children, reports WCHS Channel 8. Sam the bunny was given to a classroom at Meigs County Intermediate School located in Ohio. Show More Summary

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: British Prostitutes Are Helping Disabled People Have Sex. “Sometimes I…

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: British Prostitutes Are Helping Disabled People Have Sex. “Sometimes I have to lift people out of a wheelchair, undress them before we can do anything, and then dress them and put them back in the wheelchair once we’re done. It can be pretty difficult and tiring.”

Is This Bradley Cooper's Oscar Year?

The sharpshooter or the guy in the wheelchair? Is J.K. Simmons a shoo-in? Marlow Stern and Kevin Fallon debate who should win Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Oscars.

Cindy Crawford Kills it in Non-Retouched Spread, Dakota Johnson Makes David Letterman Blush + More of Today’s First Dibs

May Rudolph gets a letter from Beyonce, models in wheelchairs kill it during NYFW, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin install a panic room, and more celebrity news.

Disabled Gaming: The time of the Wheelchair Warrior Comes

I'm going to start this off as I mean to go on and I hope I can word this in a way that is not offensive, but there are some sentences that have to be said flat out. I’m calling out journalists and game developers, because this message...Show More Summary

Marathon runner collapses, finishes race on hands and knees

After collapsing near the finish line of the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, 29-year-old Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya was offered a wheelchair and assistance, both of which she refused Determined, Ngetich then crawled the remaining...Show More Summary

A home mobile healthcare system for wheelchair users

With more and more applications of Internet of things (IoT) technologies, the quality of life of residents is one of the most important aspects in smart cities. Specially, home healthcare monitoring for the disabled and / or the elderly has become a focus of recent researches and developments. Show More Summary

THE PROBLEM WITH VACCINATION: “We are at a stage where people have no memory of just how dangerous …

THE PROBLEM WITH VACCINATION: “We are at a stage where people have no memory of just how dangerous pathogens used to be. There is no visceral fear of viruses and bacteria. Children in wheelchairs as a result of polio are a thing of the past because the United States has been polio free since 1979 […]

Retired ABC News Anchor Carole Simpson Injured in Slip on Ice

Retired ABC News anchor Carole Simpson is recovering after breaking bones in a fall. Simpson updated fans on Facebook, including a photo of herself in a wheelchair amid huge snowdrifts. “Boston is paralyzed and I am disabled, both for the same reason,” she writes. Show More Summary

For the disabled, smart homes are home sweet home

Connected appliances may be the answer for helping the elderly, blind and wheelchair users be more independent in their homes. When Steve O’Hear moved into his new home in London fifteen years ago, he couldn’t turn the lights on and off: The switches were beyond his reach. Show More Summary

Paranoid Presidents

According to the BBC's Wyre Davies, Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, gave a virtuous performance from a wheelchair while suffering from no more than a broken ankle. Now if you ask me, there has to be something wrong...Show More Summary

Forest the Ginger Rescue Cat Zips Around With His Wheelchair

Now here's a scene to tug on the ol' heartstrings of any confirmed feline fancier: About three years ago, a young scamp of a ginger tabby cat was spotted by a kindly passerby attempting to literally drag himself along the sidewalk to keep up with his mother cat and assorted siblings. Show More Summary

The war on some drugs has some surprising causalties

Brandon Coats suffered a devastating injury at age 16 that left him in a wheelchair with barely 20 percent of his motor functions intact. But after years of grueling therapy, he was able to develop enough upper body function to use a computer and was eager to put that hard-won skill to work. Show More Summary

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